prairie schooner
noun Date: 1841 a covered wagon used by pioneers in cross-country travel — called also prairie wagon

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  • Prairie Schooner — is a national literary magazine published quarterly at the University of Nebraska Lincoln with the cooperation of UNL s English Department and the University of Nebraska Press. It is based in Lincoln, Nebraska and was founded in 1926 by Lowry… …   Wikipedia

  • prairie schooner — ☆ prairie schooner n. a large, box shaped covered wagon used by pioneers in the 19th cent. to cross the American prairies …   English World dictionary

  • prairie schooner — noun A horse drawn wagon used to transport people and goods in the American west of the 18th and 19th centuries. It was what we call a prairie schooner, covered with cloth, a genuine emigrant wagon. See Also: Conestoga wagon …   Wiktionary

  • prairie schooner — noun a large wagon with broad wheels and an arched canvas top; used by the United States pioneers to cross the prairies in the 19th century • Syn: ↑covered wagon, ↑Conestoga wagon, ↑Conestoga, ↑prairie wagon • Hypernyms: ↑wagon, ↑waggon …   Useful english dictionary

  • prairie schooner — a type of covered wagon, similar to but smaller than the Conestoga wagon, used by pioneers in crossing the prairies and plains of North America. [1835 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • prairie schooner — noun N. Amer. a covered wagon used by the 19th century pioneers in crossing the prairies …   English new terms dictionary

  • prairie schooner — prai′rie schoon er n. trs a covered wagon similar to the Conestoga wagon, used by pioneers in crossing the prairies and plains of North America • Etymology: 1835–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • prairie schooner — /prɛəri ˈskunə/ (say prairree skoohnuh) noun US a small covered wagon used by pioneers in crossing the prairies and plains of North America …   Australian English dictionary

  • Prairie Schooner Inn — (Brooks,Канада) Категория отеля: Адрес: Highway 873 North , T1R1C4 Brooks, Кан …   Каталог отелей

  • Schooner (disambiguation) — Schooner may refer to: * Schooner, a type of sailing vessel * Prairie schooner, a covered freight wagon used in the late 1700s and 1800s * Schooner, an Australian name for a 425 ml (15 fl. oz.) beer glass * Schooner Lager, a Canadian lager beer …   Wikipedia

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